Spinal infections can occur spontaneously or be secondary after primary spine surgery (postoperative). Postoperative infections may be more frequent in long-term surgeries, instrumented surgery and reoperations.

The overall risk of infection is 2% in primary surgery and may increase up to 4% in reoperations.

Spinal infections require a rapid and effective diagnosis identifying the germ to ensure a specific treatment that reduces the morbidity of this process.

The treatment options will depend on each case, through the specific antibiotic treatment for the germ causing the pathology. Our surgical team works in coordination with general practitioners in internal medicine and experts in infections to offer the patient a comprehensive and maximum effectiveness.

There are few cases that require surgery, being drainage guided by CT, or primary surgery in case of pain, instability or neurological compromise or secondary surgery in case of sequelae.